You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1998 Ratings: #21 / 109
User Score
Based on 164 ratings
1998 Ratings: #195
Liked by 15 people
October 19, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Big Beat / Genres
Fatboy Slim / Producer
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Genre: Big Beat

Just want to get this out of the way, Rockafeller Skank, Right Here, Right Now, absolute classics. Really big staples of the genre...they're not that good tho.

Like don't get me wrong, I love em and think they're great to listen to. But they're not that good song wise, they're incredibly repetitive and a bit irritating and I feel the only reason they've held up this long is that they're the ultimate ear worms. Also I've weirdly found that they make really good studying ... read more


Ahhhhhhh, this is annoying. I do not like fatboy slim for his football supporting antics, but ima have to give credit where credit is due cause this album, is pretty fucking good


Really fun and energetic beats. Few songs don't do it for me.


One of the greatest big beat records not only of the 90s but in general. A few less impactful cuts on this but overall very engaging


Fatboy Slim delivers some of the best beats of the 90s, with tracks like Gangster Trippin, Right Here Right Now, and The Rockafeller Skank demonstrating incredible proficiency with sampling. The middle of the album becomes repetitive quickly, however the album finishes strong with Praise You and Love Island.


When it dives into more familiar territory for techno/house at the time, the album gets pretty boring. With that said, the parts that do stand out are so satisfying to listen to that anything less than a 70 would feel wrong.

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Track List

  1. Right Here, Right Now
  2. The Rockafeller Skank
  3. Fucking in Heaven
  4. Gangster Tripping
  5. Build It Up – Tear It Down
  6. Kalifornia
  7. Soul Surfing
  8. You're Not from Brighton
  9. Praise You
  10. Love Island
  11. Acid 8000

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Added on: June 2, 2013